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Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Angel Fell ... CD 11.99

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King Sunny AdeAura ... LP
Island, 1984. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The third and tightest of Ade's albums for Island. The sound here is a hybrid of his Ju Ju style with a bit of Afrobeat thrown in, with Tony Allen guesting on one number. The percolating multi-guitar and talking drum sound that was Ade's signature keeps the set gliding along nicely. 6 longer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with light blue labels. Cover has a promo stamp and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ King Sunny AdeMaster Guitarist Vol 4 ... LP
African Songs/Serengeti (UK), Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A great Sunny Ade disc licensed from the hard to get African Songs label! Chirping guitars trade off with vocal choruses over bubbling percussion laced with elastic talking drum on 10 numbers that run together as 2 side long jams, including "Mr Adenaike", "Egbe Board", "Joh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsCheck E ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A nice side of JuJu from the originator of the Afro-pop style, with layers of gently bubbling guitars and percussion underneath some sweet pentatonic melodies. 8 pieces in all on the African only release, including "Omo Se Koko", "O-Wo-Wo Obele", "Odun Titun" and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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Sunny AdeSound Vibration! ... LP
Sunny Alade (UK), 1978. Very Good- ... $19.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment ... LP
Nemi/Livingston (Nigeria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A Nigerian soul classic from Gboyega Adelaja – an artist who spent a fair bit of time on the US scene in the mid 70s, where he clearly drank from the deep well of funk and soul! The album's got a vibe that's maybe a bit tighter and groovier than some of Adelaja's contemporaries – maybe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Colourful Environment ... CD 19.99

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Africa 1Drum Dance – Featuring Fanga Alafia – Non-Stop Afro-Dance Rhythm ... LP
Makossa, 1981. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Great work from this highly-percussive African theater group – with one long, hard-grooving tracks on each side! LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro NationalAfrican Experimentals 1972 to 1979 ... LP
Afro 7 (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's maybe not as experimental as you might guess from the title – but which sounds pretty darn great nonetheless! Afro National hail from Sierra Leone, and they work here in a sparkling take on the highlife groove – cascading swift guitar lines out over lively rhythms, often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (Hannibal pressing) ... LP
Hannibal, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Mehr Ali & Sher AliQawalli – The Essence Of Desire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1994. New Copy ... $24.99
Spiritual sounds from Pakistan – a set of two long tracks that feature Mehr Ali's vocals in the lead, amidst other singers trading lines – and some especially wonderful instrumentation on harmonium and tabla! The tablas bring a sharp crackle to the rhythms, while the harmonium lines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Tony AllenFilm Of Life (180 gram vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Jazz Village (France), 2014. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTomorrow Comes The Harvest (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The great Tony Allen has always been a hell of a collaborator – especially in his later years – and here, he makes some really wonderful music with Jeff Mills – a criss-crossing of acoustic and electric percussion patterns that are every bit as hypnotic as Allen's early material, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleyKetan (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning new work from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – whose Simigwa album was one of the Afro Funk treasures of the 70s – still sounding great here in the company of some excellent younger musicians! The set's an update of Ambolley's earlier style – a bit in the way that Tony Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Simigwa ... CD 10.99

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AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 12.99

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD 9.99

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AuraSpiritual Connection (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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AyetoroOminira ... LP
Funsho (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Excellent work from Ayetoro – a group who are always out to show that they're not just another Afro Funk revival band! Instead, these guys work with a groove that's much richer – calling forth older highlife and jazzy styles too – wrapped up with a slight contemporary sensibility ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Saeed JaffreyArt Of Love – Kama Sutra Of Vatsyayana ... LP
Vanguard, 1991. Very Good- ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, price sticker remnants, and some marker on back.)

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MaxAl Tocar Diana – Songs From A Franco Prison ... LP
Folkways, Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Missing booklet.)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band55 (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A lean take on the double-length self-titled set from this mighty funky combo – one that brings together a range of great funky 45s, plus a few other hefty nuggets! If you don't know the group, they're totally great – as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band go back to the funkiest moments of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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S Balachander/SivaramanMusic Of India ... LP
Nonesuch, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(70s pressing.)

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Zanmari BareVoun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Zanmari Bare hails from the isle of Reunion, and he's got this beautifully melancholy style of singing – a mode that seems to belie his younger age, with this evocative quality as if he's seen things rise and fall for centuries on this planet! The instrumentation that backs his singing is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashwin BatishSitar Power Vol 1 ... LP
Batish, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Silly stuff – but it works! Ashwin Batish was born 10 years too late – because if this album was recorded in the 70s, it would have a strong Bollywood groove, with Ashwin's sitar funking over heavy wah-wah guitar. As it is, though, Ashwin recorded this one in 1986 – so the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shanachie pressing.)

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Andres BatistaMosaico Flamenco ... LP
Regal (Spain), 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some edge wear.)

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BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)Emakhosini (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
An even more fantastic album than the previous effort from this very cool combo – a set that has long tracks that really let the group build up their sound – all with a vibe that lives up to the cover proclamation of "music for the people by the people with the people"! That ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bixiga 70Quebra Cabeca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
In the world of global grooves, Bixiga 70 have always been a bit unique – they hail from Brazil, love Afro Funk, but also never it those easy modes that makes so may other combos sound like they're just trying to go for the sound of Lagos in the 70s! Instead, these guys seem to have ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Quebra Cabeca ... CD 15.99

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BKOMali Foli Coura (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A very cool group from Mali – one who have some of the older currents that you'd associate with the scene, but served up with a nicely contemporary crackle! The vocals often have those bluesy inflections that have risen up strongly in west Africa – but the instrumentation also has a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black SavageBlack Savage (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A Kenyan funk combo from the 70s – and one who've got a groove that definitely lives up to the striking image on the cover! The set brings together obscure singles and album tracks from Black Savage – a group who sing in English throughout, and also draw plenty of influence from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD & download!)

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N'Draman BlintchCosmic Sounds ... LP
Cosmic Sound/Hot Mule (France), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A rare set of electro funk from early 80s Lagos – a set that's awash in long-spun rhythms and spacey keyboards – so much so that for years, the record was mistaken as an effort from William Onyeabor! Yet while the long songs and keys might recall some of Onyeabor's music, the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BongaAngola 72 ... LP
Morabeza/Lusafrica (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
The sound of Angola, circa 1972 – served up here in a beautiful album of songs from Bonga! The music is relatively spare – mostly just lead acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion – the latter of which is played by Bonga himself, almost always with this lively quality that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boukman EksperyansVodou Adjae ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Yul BrynnerGypsy & I ... LP
Vanguard, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Fierce Afro Funk from King Bucknor – who serves up two side-long jams here, both very much in the best Fela vibe of the 70s! "Woman Nature" starts out the record – building nicely from rattling percussion that's peppered with Bucknor's rough calls at the start, then filled in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir James CaffeySearching For My Roots ... LP
No Label, Early 80s. Very Good- ... $2.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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ChainoJungle Echoes ... LP
Omega, Late 50s. Very Good ... $26.99
Incredible stuff – and quite possibly the greatest album ever recorded by this enigmatic percussionist! The record features Chaino with his "African Percussion Safari" – not really listed on the notes individually, but (we surmise) most likely a group of studio percussionists. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing on black vinyl. Cover has splitting on the seams.)

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✨✧ Stella ChiwesheKasawah – Early Singles (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
Really lovely work from Stella Chiweshe – both a singer and a hell of an mbira player – both talents that get equal play on this collection of early singles from the 70s! In fact, the set feels a lot less like some African singles from the time, than a unified album that really offers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Kasawah – Early Singles ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Combo ChimbitaAbya Yala (splatter colored vinyl) ... LP
Figure & Ground, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A NYC combo with rhythms and traditions rooted in Colombia, and a unique psych-tinged , danceable sound! Raw rhythms anchor them a bit and provide deep roots while the powerfully soulful vocals by Carolina Oliveros and backing vocals by the rest of the group provide a soulful integrity, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies! Pressed on tri color splattered vinyl.)

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Baba Commandment & The Mandingo BandSiri Ba Kele ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99
Rootsy grooves and heavy rhythms from Baba Commandant – an album recorded in Burkina Faso, and done with a nice blend of guitar, bass, and drums – plus plenty of work on balafon and n'goni! The steel tones of the n'goni ring out nicely next to the warmer percussive melody of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Siri Ba Kele ... CD 13.99

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai ... LP
Fiesta/Ascensionale (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
Maybe the funkiest album ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marius CultierWay ... LP
Magidisco/Ascensionale (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
An incredible bit of Afro Funk and soul jazz! Marius Cultier has a unique sound that's 50% 70s Afro Funk, 25% Latin, and 25% bits of breezy jazz – similar to some of the best European players of the mid 70s, or to some of the Blue Note work of Moacir Santos! This rare album from 1977 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DamilyValimbilo ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Damily cook every bit as much here as on his debut for Bongo Joe – really moving fast, with these rhythms that have basslines, guitar parts, and vocals all cascading together! The group hail from Madagascar, but the set was recorded in Paris – with a nicely crisp sound to capture all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paco De LuciaSiroco ... LP
Verve, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Jean De Vres & His Afro DrumsExciting Voodoo! ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Jean De Vres presents this collection of drum songs that use the traditional drums of Haiti. The songs are meant to invoke the happy gods of voodoo rather than the dark, black magic gods outsiders normally associate with voodoo. Tracks include "Ao-Mao", "Fire Dance", "Drum ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Manu DibangoElectric Africa ... LP
Celluloid/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
A really sweet combination of talents – as the legendary Afro Funk saxophonist Manu Dibango steps into the 80s – working with some of the electro jazz talents who were transforming the music at the time, in a mode that certainly warrants the title of the album! Bill Laswell produced, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy KSweet Music Vol 1 ... LP
Sticky Buttons (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the set's a collection of sweet grooves from Dizzy K Falola – a Nigerian artist who represented a whole new wave of soulful styles coming out of the Lagos scene during the 80s! These tracks are still as funky as any Nigerian music of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Deke Tom DollardNa You EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Four funky killers from the Ivory Coast – tunes that are heavy on basslines, and have lots of cool changes too! "Beant" has this bass part that's complicated, but completely infectious too – mixed with offbeat vocals and saxophone in a way that almost feels as if it's in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke Of IronCalypso Carnival ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain along the opening.)

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Duke Of IronCalypso! ... LP
Crowell-Collier Record Guild, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
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(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, half split seams, and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
80s sounds from the Somali scene – but served up with a lean, raw quality that feels a lot more like 70s funk overall! In a decade where some of the other scenes on the continent were using more beats, electronics, and keyboards – Dur Dur Band still keep things plenty live, and plenty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Dur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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Vicky EdimoThank U Mama (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An Afro Funk set with a very special vibe – a bit different than some of the other work of the time, and a standout performance from singer/instrumentalist Vicky Edimo! Vicky's a he, in case you didn't know (we didn't) – and his touch on percussion and keyboards is nicely moody in all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Livy EkemezieFriday Night ... LP
Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
A rare boogie set from the Nigerian scene – but one that also has the power to circle the globe with a universal sense of soul – as you might guess by the cosmopolitan look of Livy Ekemezie on the cover! The set's got a very strong tie to the grooves of the New York scene of the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Mohammed El BakkarExotic Music Of The Belly Dancer ... LP
Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mohammed El BakkarMusic For A Belly Dancer ... LP
Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Abderrahman El KhamissiRespectable Families (10 inch EP) (with bonus download) ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
A relatively short record, but one that more than makes up for that with a double-dose of grooviness – some wonderfully cool tunes put together for the soundtrack to the Egyptian film titled Respectable Families! Abderrahman El Khamissi plays keyboards and organ throughout – often with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ ErsenDunden Bugune ... LP
Sahinler (Turkey), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
Funky Turkish rock from the enigmatic Ersen – an artist we'd rank right up there with Erkin Koray and Selda for choppy grooves and offbeat music! Like both of those artists, Ersen works in that vein of Turkish rock known as Arabesk or Andalou pop – a very cool blend of Western ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esso Trinidad Steel BandEsso Steel Band On Top ... LP
Our Records, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pretty straight set of steel band tracks played by one of the biggest groups of the genre! The tracks are a real crowd-pleasing assortment – 60s pop numbers, a few calypso tunes, and even 2 classical tunes given a steel twist! A few tracks feature vocals, but the set's mostly instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatJuntos ... LP
Sonic Octopus/Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.00
A mix of timeless and modern Afro Latin grooves from Chicago's excellent Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat! Stylistically, the sky is the limit with this Esso!, with arrangements that roll from a broad palette of Latin jazz & soul instrumentation to more of a modern dancefloor vibe, and from instrumentals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of just 200 copies!)

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Etran De L'AirEtral De L'Air No 1 ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A trio of guitars, augmented by bass, all swarming around each other in a way that might well make this group the Spacemen 3 of the Tuareg scene! There's not the obvious psychedelic influence here that group had back at the end of the 80s – but the mix of guitar fuzz is equally trippy – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Etral De L'Air No 1 ... CD 9.99

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General Franco Lee EzuteOnye Kata Obia ... LP
Get/Bongo Joe (UK), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
General Franco is alive and well – at least General Franco Lee Ezute, as the sound of his work on this record is so vibrant, it will keep his legacy alive for decades! The rhythms move fast, the guitar dances along at a similar speed, and Franco works with his Harmony Kings International ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fariz RMEarly Tapes 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Hitam Manis (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Pretty darn catchy Indonesian pop from Fariz RM – all material that was originally issued on cassette – given a vinyl debut here in a package that brings together some of the best material from his early releases! The fidelity echoes the cassette generation a bit – kind of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense ... LP
Barclay/Mercury, 1986. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ FelaVinyl Box Set #4 (Yellow Fever/No Agreement/JJD/VIP/Coffin For Head Of State/Army Arrangement/Underground System) (7LP set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... $108.99 119.98
Seven amazing albums from the legendary Fela Kuti – all packaged here in a special limited box set – with choices made by modern soul legend Erykah Badu! The package includes some of our favorite Fela albums ever – and all of them are records that really show him honing his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Afrika 70Shuffering & Shmiling (US pressing) ... LP
Celluloid, Mid 70s/1985. Near Mint- ... $34.99
The US issue of "Shuffering & Shmiling" – a fierce attack on religion, and one of Fela's best grooves from the 70s! The track's presented here in both vocal and instrumental versions – each of which runs for over 12 minutes long – in a skipping Afro Funk groove that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with Hub etch. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A stunner from Fela – a record that really leaps right into the groove right from the very first note – then never lets up at all! Igo Chiko provides some fantastic tenor sax solos on the tunes – and both Tunde Williams and Eddie Faychum serve up some killer trumpet – while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Fela's Greatest Hits ... LP
EMI (UK), 1984. Sealed ... $79.99
Groovy compilation that features shorter takes on some of Fela's best tracks from the 70s' – including a number that don't show up on vinyl that often! Titles include "Unknown Soldier", "Chop N Quench", "Ye Ye De Smell", "Don't Gag Me", and "Black ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight (180 gram red vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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FlatheadSongs & Dances Of The Flathead Indians ... LP
Folkways, 1953. Very Good ... $24.99
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Freedom FamilyFreedom Family (with bonus download) ... LP
Academy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A fantastic funky combo from the mid 70s African scene – one who worked previously with Geraldo Pino, and who definitely show some traces of his own great work too – but who also have a madly great groove that's all their own! Freedom Family are definitely on the funkier side of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download! Vinyl version includes a nice booklet and photos and notes by singer Albert Jones.)

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Asnake GebreyesAhadu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1988. New Copy ... $24.99
A later gem from the Ethiopian music scene – but one that has the same great qualities as albums issued during the golden years of the 70s! This rare set was originally issued only on cassette, so maybe has had less global circulation than earlier sounds from Ethiopia – and it features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Refavela (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Aylet Rose GottliebShiv'A ... LP
482 Music, 2015. Near Mint- ... $13.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... LP
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
A wonderfully funky set from this hip Nigerian group of the 70s – a set that's a lot more soulful than their trippy first album – and done with a range of great grooves overall! The instrumentation here is focused on the core talents of the combo – with lots of riffing guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mame GyaisuCitistyle Band ... LP
Udisco Sound (Nigeria), Very Good- ... $33.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a small rip in the opening.)

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Hacienta Punto En Otro SonTierra Y Otros Cantares ... LP
Artomax (Puerto Rico), Mid 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A very cool combination of folksy elements and jazzier styles – almost like some of the more sophisticated records that came from Havana at the end of the 60s! These guys do a wonderful job of mixing percussion, guitar, and flute with some warmer keyboards and other more modern touches ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a half split seam.)

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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 18.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abu Obaida HassanAbu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
Really beautiful sounds from Abu Obaida Hassan – material that was mostly recorded in the 70s, but often has a much more ancient vibe – thanks to the striking sounds that Hassan produces on the tambour, which is an instrument that features a drum-like bass, and almost an explosive array ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ofra HazaOfra Haza ... LP
Hed Arzi (Israel), 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Panduranga HendersonOcean Of Love (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 19.99
Incredibly unique work from Panduranga Henderson – an artist who first worked as John Henderson in the group of Ray Charles, then hooked up with Alice Coltrane and had a spiritual awakening that really shaped his sound! The music here isn't at all like Charles or Coltrane – although it' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Hycento JuniorMama Groove ... LP
Lorem Ipsum (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A set that's maybe a bit different than other Nigerian grooves you might know from the early 80s – as Hycento Junior has a strong influence from American hip hop, and also a bit of reggae as well! Side one of the album feels almost as if it was lifted from the same scene as Grandmaster Flash ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shin Joong HyunShin Joong Hyun Sound Vols 1 to 3 (3LP box set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rhythm On (Korea), 1971/1972/1973. New Copy 3LP ... $75.99
The cover's got a young guitarist, standing amidst a very psychedelic setting – and that's a very good summation of the sound of Shin Joon Hyun – easily one of the most enigmatic artists in Korean pop music! Hyun's got a career that starts way before these three albums from the early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies. On splatter colored vinyl – very cool!)

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Theadora IfuduThis Time Around (Twice As Much) ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... LP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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IlaiyaraajaSolla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 – Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
A pastiche of of styles from the late 70s and early 80s Kollywood cinema scene – amazing stuff produced and arranged by Ilaiyaraaja – music that trades as much in heavy funk as it does electronic pop! Over the span of a few decades, maestro Ilaiyaraaja recorded hundreds of scores, many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum EnsembleAfrican High Life ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the most roosty albums on Blue Note – and a fairly straight session of African percussion tracks by Solomon Ilori and his Afro Drum Ensemble. Unlike similar albums by Art Blakey, this one lacks any strong sort of jazz component – and really just features fairly straight African ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)
Also available African High Life (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Hiroshi ItsukiBest Collection ... LP
Newcreek (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(With obi and insert.)

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Izumi-Kai Original Instrumental GroupClassical Japanese Koto Music ... LP
Everest, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)
 
 



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